Cinema: Rushes: Dec. 23, 1985

CLUE

It is probably the first movie ever to be based on a board game. It is certainly the first one to go into the theaters with three different endings. Good news for the makers of some future edition of Trivial Pursuit. The bad news for everyone else is that the colorfully named characters from Clue --Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Mrs. Peacock et al.--remain flat enough to be stored in a box, and that all three endings are unpersuasive. (If choose you must, opt for Ending C.) Writer-Director Jonathan Lynn apparently felt so obliged to maintain the game's conventions, in which...

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